What Astronauts Are Grateful for This Thanksgiving
They won’t be roasting a turkey on the International Space Station this Thanksgiving, but astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren are still finding ways to celebrate the holiday. In this video from NASA, the two share with us Earth-dwellers what they’re grateful for this season. "We are incredibly thankful for the opportunity to be up here on the International Space Station," says Scott Kelly, who holds the record for most cumulative days spent in space by a U.S. astronaut. "For me, being a middle-class kid from New Jersey, [I’m thankful] to just have the privilege to come up here and represent my country like this."
The astronauts also show us what a Thanksgiving dinner looks like aboard the ISS. On the menu for Thursday: smoked turkey, candied yams, rehydratable corn, and potatoes au gratin. This Thanksgiving, remember to be thankful for the luxury of your Earth-bound oven.